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Hot data storage technologies for 2014

Six data storage technologies -- nex-gen solid-state, primary storage dedupe, hyper-converged storage, backup appliances, OpenStack and cloud-integrated storage -- will impact your shop.

  • Premiered: 12/12/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Solid State Devices TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Storage TBA Deduplication TBA hyper-converged TBA Backup TBA OpenStack TBA Cloud TBA Cloud Storage TBA Data Center TBA NVMe TBA Non-Volatile Memory Express TBA 3D Flash TBA hybrid storage TBA PCIe TBA V-NAND TBA Server Virtualization TBA Virtualization TBA VM TBA ROBO TBA SDDC TBA Software-Defined Data Center TBA software-defined storage TBA Cloud-integrated Storage TBA CIS
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VMware vSphere 6 release good news for storage admins

VMware's vSphere 6 release shows that the vendor is aiming for a completely software-defined data center with a fully virtualized infrastructure.

  • Premiered: 10/05/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA VMWare TBA VMware vSphere TBA vSphere TBA vSphere 6 TBA software-defined TBA Software-Defined Data Center TBA SDDC TBA Virtualization TBA virtualized infrastructure TBA VSAN TBA VVOLs TBA VMware VVOLs TBA Virtual Volumes TBA VMotion TBA high availability TBA Security TBA scalability TBA Data protection TBA replication TBA VMware PEX TBA Fault Tolerance TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA Provisioning TBA Storage Management TBA SLA TBA 3D Flash TBA FT TBA vCPU TBA CPU
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Cloud Automation as a Service: Now Ready for Prime Time

As companies continue to develop private clouds and selectively adopt the public cloud for some of their business apps, the benefits of hybrid cloud are becoming increasingly clear. A hybrid cloud architecture brings together private and public clouds into a single platform, delivering not just well-known cloud benefits such as near-infinite scalability and consumption-based, pay-as-you-go services, but also a whole new level of agility and deployment flexibility.

While two-thirds of companies today are running a traditional datacenter or private cloud architecture, Taneja Group research indicates that more than half expect to move to a hybrid cloud within the next two to three years. This trend extends to business applications as well, which are being adapted to run in the public cloud. True hybrid architectures offer application portability and a compatible cross-cloud runtime environment, effectively enabling workloads to operate seamlessly across public and private clouds and allowing customers to choose to deploy workloads when and where they best fit.

One of the challenges companies face when moving to a hybrid cloud is how best to automate and manage their hybrid cloud infrastructure and applications. Self-service for users and developers is an essential attribute of a hybrid cloud, and the only way to effectively enable self-service capabilities is through cloud automation. Up until recently, management and automation have primarily been done using traditional on-premises IT toolsets, extended to accommodate the cloud. But this approach is often a compromise, since toolsets originally designed for an on-premises data center can be less than optimal in a new cloud-based paradigm.

To overcome the limitations of traditional IT infrastructure and application toolsets, many companies are looking to adopt an as-a-service approach to automation and management. This approach has some key advantages, especially in a hybrid cloud world.  For example, as companies move to a hybrid cloud, they will find a need for automation solutions that simply and transparently span private and public cloud boundaries and provide a consistent interface across their cloud environments. Cloud automation as-a-service solutions are ideally suited to meet this requirement, since they are not tied to any particular system, cloud or location.

In this paper, we’ll look at the growing market awareness of a services approach to cloud automation, and the factors that are motivating IT buyers to consider adopting an as-a-service approach in place of or in addition to traditional on-premises tools.

We’ll then examine the key characteristics and use cases buyers are looking for in cloud automation services and the benefits they expect to achieve. Finally, we’ll look at a specific example of a vendor-delivered cloud automation as-a-service offering: VMware vRealize Automation Cloud. We will show how such cloud automation services are being used and the advantages they are bringing to a growing number of companies.  

Publish date: 08/30/19